JOHN SONSINI (b. 1950, Rome, NY) recieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 from California State University, Northridge, CA.Read More
Recent solo exhibitions include Cowboy Stories & New Paintings, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; A Day’s Labor: Portraits by John Sonsini, Art Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Daywork: Portraits, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; John Sonsini, Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; John Sonsini: New Paintings, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ; John Sonsini: Paintings, Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; John Sonsini: New Paintings, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX; Los Vaqueros, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; John Sonsini: Men, Hamilton College, Emerson Gallery, Clinton, NY; and Broad Reminders: The Paintings of John Sonsini, ACME., Los Angeles, CA.
Recent group exhibitions include The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Collecting on the Edge, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Modern and Contemporary, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D. C. ; ¡Cuidado! - The Help, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Us is Them, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH.
His work may be found in the public collections of the AD&A Museum University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; the Addison Gallery of American Art, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA; Philips Academy, Andover, MA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Bronx Musuem of the Arts, New York, NY; Cornell University, Permanent Collection, Ithaca, NY; The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; The Frances Young Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
John Sonsini lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Queretaro, Mexico.
Text courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery.
There have always been multiple entry points for viewers to come to terms with John Sonsini's bravura portraits of single or multiple male subjects, most of whom are Mexican day laborers, and 'the age of Trump' has unexpectedly provided us with yet another.
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